The military shut down the internet, and more than a million people in Burma have downloaded the Mexican app that provides connectivity without Wi-Fi


Since Monday, February 1, Burma’s military has declared a state of emergency through political control of the country for a year. Moments later, he arrested several government members.

Burma, February 4 (RT). – Burmese residents have loaded the messaging app heavily Bridgefy, created in Mexico, Behind the coup Headed ArmyWho suspended internet service in the Asian country.

distance The arrest of the country’s top leadersThat happened last Monday, including a state councilor and leader of the ruling National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu KyiCommunications are cut off in the capital, Naipyidó, And in the largest city in the country, Rangoon, as well as in other parts of the country.

Although internet and phone service was restored on the same day, some anti-coup social leaders recommended that citizens use Bridgefy in the event of a new blackout. The “app” was thus downloaded more than 1.1 million times in 48 hours.

The Software Bridgefy’s app allows you to send messages through an algorithm that works with it Bluetooth connectionsWhich makes it possible for people to maintain a connection even without an internet presence, something that does not happen with services like WhatsApp and Telegram.

The Mexican app gained popularity in Asia in 2020, during protests in Hong Kong and Thailand.

Bridgefy was founded in 2014, by Mexican businessman Jorge Rios, and was designed so that people could keep messages in Emergency situations such as earthquakesWithout relying on the Internet.

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